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OVERVIEW

Well located in the NoMad neighbourhood of Lower Manhattan, this sleek, modern hotel housed in an iconic clocktower offers spacious, minimalist yet luxurious guest rooms as well as inviting public areas including a gym and spa, a Michelin-starred restaurant and two attractive bars.


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OUR REVIEW

THE NEIGHBOURHOOD

With an excellent location at the beginning of Madison Avenue in Lower Manhattan overlooking Madison Square Park, the hotel is near the Flatiron building and lively Union Square, leading to Greenwich Village. It's a good base for exploring the Chelsea, Gramercy and Garment districts too. The 23rd Street subway station is nearby, with others not much further. Old Town Bar is a historic bar with a huge marble and mahogany bar and is as near to an old characterful UK pub as you are going to get in this city.

By plane: flights to New York take 6 hours 50 mins from London and Edinburgh, and 7 hours 10 mins from Manchester. The hotel is a 30-minute taxi ride from JFK airport. Parking on-site costs 83$ per day. Book flights to New York.

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THE LOOK AND FEEL

The hotel is located in the iconic Met Life building, built in 1909 and then the headquarters of Metropolitan Life Insurance. Once the world's tallest building, its lobby/lounge area is large and minimalist, with lots of creams, beige and neutral hues, and an imposing modern fireplace. There's more colour in the furnishings of the restaurant and overall this feels like a very modern hotel.

THE FACILITIES

With a Michelin-starred restaurant with its own billiard room, two cocktail bars, a small spa, a 24-hour gym with a cross-trainer, free weights, treadmills and other cardio machines, there's plenty of facilities here for a comfortable stay. The lifts run a bit slowly and there isn't a business centre, but the concierge can organise secretarial support amongst many other services.

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Billiards
  • Fitness centre
  • Spa and wellness suite
  • On-site parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

BED AND BATH

The look is rather minimalist with a few design touches. Rooms are spacious enough, with a neutral décor of creams, browns and blacks; bathrooms are decked out in cream stone.

Room types: Guest Room, Superior Room, Deluxe Room, Loft, Suites

Key amenities: ensuite bathroom, Le Labo toiletries, bathrobe and slippers, hairdryer, TV, free Wi-Fi

FOOD AND DRINK

The characterful restaurant, The Clocktower, is helmed by Michelin-starred British chef Jason Atherton. There are three dining rooms, serving inventive and tasty dishes such as a salad with dandelion leaves and avocado, and rabbit pie with oyster mushrooms. It has a bar, and you can also sip bespoke cocktails and enjoy light bites in the Lobby Bar.

The Clocktower: British fine dining, Jason Atherton restaurant. Open daily for breakfast and dinner, and weekends for brunch. Mains from $28.

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